School visits to Kew Gardens

All school visits to Kew Gardens until 31 August 2020 are cancelled.

KS5 students at work in Kew

We are cancelling all school visits to Kew Gardens until 31 August 2020.

If your school has a visit booked during this time we will be in touch with you regarding the cancellation. Please note our phone lines are closed. We will respond to emails to as soon as possible.

What to see and do on a school visit

Kew is the perfect setting for an outdoor classroom. We offer visits for all educational organisations. 

To help plan your day, you'll get two planning passes once you have paid for your visit.

You can book a self-led visit, or try an education session with hands-on curriculum-linked activities led by a Kew teacher. 

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Everything you need for a visit

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    Why not book an education session?

    Inspire and engage your pupils with our hands-on sessions run by experienced and enthusiastic Kew teaching staff. We cater for different ages, abilities and learning needs. All sessions are linked to the curriculum.

    Browse our education sessions by Key Stage
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    Prices, planning and practical information

    Essential information for organising a school visit, including prices, health and safety, preparing your pupils and adults, and what to do on the day. 

    Prices, planning and practical information
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    Book your visit

    We ask all educational groups to book their visit in advance, whether visiting independently or taking part in a Kew-led education session.

    If you book a session, we'll provide an itinerary for the day which allows all your pupils to take part.

    Book your visit

Some fun places to include in your visit

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    Natural Area

    A huge area left in a wild and natural state, rich in British native trees, plants and insects. Follow the woodland walk, visit our life-sized badger's sett and stag beetle loggery, or clamber along the log trail. 

    About the Natural Area
  • View inside Temperate House

    Temperate House

    The Temperate House is home to 1,500 temperate species from five continents and 16 islands. These are some of the world’s rarest and most threatened temperate plants. 

    About the Temperate House
  • Aerial view of the Treetop Walkway

    Treetop Walkway

    We have over 14,000 trees at Kew. Up here pupils can gain a rare insight into the complex ecosystem of the forest canopy. Walk through sweet chestnut, beech, horse chestnut and oak. 

    About the Treetop Walkway

CPD for teachers

We offer training courses for teachers, technicians and support staff for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

Bring Kew into your classroom

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new free online learning platform, Endeavour.

Endeavour, designed for Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5 teachers across the UK, offers schools innovative challenges and competitions that promote critical thinking about topics related to plants, science and the environment.  

Register now to access our exciting resources that include thought provoking images, infographics, videos, quizzes, and presentations. Build your pupils' Science Capital by bringing the work of Kew into your classroom.    

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